Calumet College of St. Joseph

Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA)

The Master of Science in Quality Assurance (MSQA) is a broad-based, practitioner-oriented degree designed for mid-career professionals and is structured to address the needs of working adults. It is competency based and adheres to the principles and practices of adult learning with respect to instructional strategies, curricular design and student services. Structured as an accelerated, adult learning initiative, the online program eliminates the time and space barriers that often prevent working professionals from completing graduate level education.


The Master of Science in Quality Assurance program prepares individuals to achieve personal and professional success. Students are empowered with knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal dispositions pertinent to the emerging field of quality. Graduates are expected to perform effectively and responsibly as professionals, managers and leaders in the manufacturing sector, healthcare, the nonprofit sector, government, and other settings.


The MSQA program is designed to prepare the student to: * Articulate an understanding of the concepts of quality, its history and development. * Model and implement effective oral, written and technology communication strategies in conveying ideas, information and asking questions; * Articulate an understanding of the dynamics of the interactions of organizations and people; * Demonstrate the skills and techniques required for technological interface in the continuous quality improvement process; * Demonstrate an understanding the role of laws, standards, models, associations and professional bodies play as each relates to quality management; and * Evaluate the strategic planning process as it relates to CQI and be able to design a strategic plan as it relates to CQI.

Quality and Convenience:

Because the entire program is 100% online, you have the ability to complete coursework from anyplace at anytime.

Program Details:

The Master of Science in Quality Assurance online program consists of 36 credit hours that can be completed in approximately 24 months. Students will take the following courses:

  • QLP 500 Survey of Quality Assurance
  • QLP 505 Accounting for Managers
  • QLP 511 Statistical Techniques I
  • QLP 512 Statistical Techniques II
  • QLP 515 Statistical Quality Control and Acceptance Sampling
  • QLP 525 Human Resource Management and Quality Leadership
  • QLP 531 Management Information Systems and Quality
  • QLP 535 Accounting and Quality
  • QLP 540 Measurement and Testing
  • QLP 543 Quality Communications, Documentation and Auditing
  • QLP 545 Managing Operations to Achieve and Maintain Quality
  • QLP 555 Quality Assurance Projects
  • QLP 565 Capstone

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